power cycling modem

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  1. MrInconsistant

    MrInconsistant New Member

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    right now my internet connection starts out at ~1.5Mbps right when it's turned on, but after a while slows down to ~150kbps. i can power cycle my modem and my connection will speed up again for a while, but it eventually slows down again.

    my question is: is there a way for me to prevent this slowdown, or am i stuck power cycling?
     
  2. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    call your provider and complain?
     
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    modem heat soak, methinks.
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    My standard approach is to cut a hole in the case and attach a cooling fan. It's a DIY fix, but it works for 90% of random problems in passively-cooled devices.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    problem with that is most providers lease the modems, and modification in such a way will cause undue expense later on.
     

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